Five unusual claw set awards in Taiwan | Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Claw machine shops have started blooming in Taiwan since last year, sending a worrying signal to local economists as most shops are at the expense of retailers and jobs. Amidst the intense competition to get customers to play claw games, some machines promise unimaginable prizes.
The claw set, which typically costs NT $ 10 at a time, is a big phenomenon across the country. Here we list five unusual claw set awards that made the headlines:
Line ID of an attractive woman or a handsome guy
Inside the claw machines there are small boxes attached with a photo of a charming woman or an attractive man. Each box contains a small piece of paper printed with the chat rules and a money back guarantee if winners have not received a response from Row ID owners within 36 hours. However, you have to be very lucky to find such a claw machine, as there are only five across the country.
Popular YouTuber ChanTzu was drawn to the machine and managed to grab one. You can see how it goes with his experience in the video below:
Fake iPhone 7
Some gamers were drawn to claw machines with iPhone 7 lookalikes and found the trophy to be just a cheaper iPhone 7 clone. The box is printed in simplified Chinese characters and is intended for gamers concerned with the quality and safety of phones. One player told SETN he scratched two of them, but one of them doesn’t work, and the other with a starting image shows the words “Honor 7” instead of an Apple Inc. logo. .
Live animals – freshwater crayfish
In Tainan, in southern Taiwan, a claw machine turns into an aquarium of Australian crayfish. TV footage shows two dozen crayfish stuck in a claw machine. Although he has been criticized for mistreating the animals, the owner claimed in a TV interview that his claw does not harm the fish. Also, since Taiwanese Animal Welfare Law does not regulate invertebrates, such as crayfish, the owner will not face any fines for their crayfish claw machines.
Pastry tongs and plastic bags are offered in the machines, as winners might not want to hurt themselves when grabbing them with their bare hands.
Packs of fruits, vegetables and instant noodles
In Changhua, a rural county that relies heavily on animal husbandry and farming businesses, there are said to be “green” claw machines, which offer green vegetables such as cabbage, spoon cabbage, corn, cucumber, carrot and lettuce.
Owner said Time of freedom that he invests in claw machines for fun and that the idea of green claw machines sprouted one day when he found an old woman selling vegetables on the street and wanted to help him. The owner collected the unsold veg and fruit from the old lady so the prices vary per day.
The good heart of the owner has paid off. The machine has attracted many players who like to try new things or are looking to have fun. Players throw NT $ 10 coins one by one for the prizes that are available in supermarkets for only one to two NT $ 10 coins.
Sextoys – vibrator, fake penis
In April, Taipei city councilor Hung Chien-yi (洪健益) asked the city government regulate claw machines because some of them use sex toys as prizes to attract gamers. Hung said a few sex toy claw machines are placed in Ximending, a popular shopping area among young people. The prices in question include vibrators, fake penises, condoms and female fake breasts, said Hung, who feared they could become a loophole because people under the age of 18 can easily access machines and prices. sex toys, as most stores are unmanned and work around the clock.
The number of nail sets outlets has exploded in recent years. Ministry of Finance published a report in June, that there were 6,409 registered outlets across the country in May 2018, nearly double in two years and four times more in eight years. In 2010, there were only 1,261 outlets in the country.
The report says 2,037 outlets across the country grossed NT $ 798 million in the first ten months of 2017, becoming the fourth largest company in the country’s entertainment industry, surpassing the show biz. and the box office.